She Would Be King

She Would Be King

A Novel

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Gbessa, exiled from the West African village of Lai, is starved, bitten by a viper, and left for dead, but still she survives. June Dey, raised on a plantation in Virginia, hides his unusual strength until a confrontation with the overseer forces him to flee. Norman Aragon, child of a white British colonizer and a Maroon slave from Jamaica, can fade from sight when the earth calls him. When the three meet in the settlement of Monrovia, their gifts help them salvage the tense relationship between the African American settlers and the indigenous tribes, as a new nation forms around them. -- Adapted from jacket.
Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781555978174
1555978177
Branch Call Number: FIC MOORE 2018
Characteristics: 294 pages ; 24 cm

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Adult Fiction. “Moore's debut explores the contradictions of Liberia's tenuous 19th-century beginnings in this impressive fantasy that revolves around three indelible characters. Moore uses an accomplished, penetrating style-with clever swerves into fantasy-to build effective critiques of tribal ... Read More »


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